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Saint Vitus Guild

The St. Vitus Guild educational trail presents one of the finest spots of nature within the greater Marienbad area. The trail was made accessible to the public in 2011, and leads through a former military training ground, which, paradoxically though it may seem at first, created uniquely advantageous conditions for nature to thrive and is today protected as a temporary preserve.

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Solvay Quarry on Ještěd Ridge – Journey from Mining to Nature

15.06.2017 Inquisitive tourists and well-informed locals may already have noticed that a new signpost has recently sprung up above the Křižany train station, along the trail to St. Christopher's Chapel, to show the way to the Solvay Quarry – a limestone quarry that has long been forgotten by most. This has changed thanks to the loving care of the Czech Union for Nature Conservation and the considerable support from the NET4GAS Closer to Nature programme: the site is newly accessible to the general public.

Invitation to educational stops of Křižany - Solvay Quarry

08.06.2017 Basic organization of ČSOP by the Protected Landscape Area of the Jizera Mountains invites you to the ceremonial opening of the 82nd Closet to Nature site at the Solvay Quarry above Křižany, where very interesting educational stops were created, together with a seating and a beautiful view of the landscape.

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About the project

NET4GAS is both a reliable and safe gas transmission system operator, and at the same time pursues a responsible policy aimed at protecting nature and the environment for future generations. The commercial operations of NET4GAS are very closely connected with the issue of nature conservation, as during both the construction and the operation of its gas infrastructure it must comply with strict environmental standards. In fact, its concern for the natural environment extends even beyond the requirements of legislation, meaning rather a question of corporate social responsibility. It is this principle which underlies the long term strategy of corporate philanthropy and sponsorship which has been implemented under the programme NET4GAS Closer to Nature since 2007.

2015 award for a large company
for long-term support of the
Czech Union for Nature Conservation

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A perennial with curved ensiform to slightly sickle-shaped leaves, its flowers are yellow, with violet or reddish-brown mottled petals. The fruit is a capsule. It grows on steppes, sunny slopes, field borders, and on glades within stands of oak, on sandy soils from the lowlands to hilly ground. It flowers from May to June.

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